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James Bidgood Art

American, 1933-2022
One of the quintessential creators of homoerotic imagery, filmmaker and photographer James Bidgood produces unique and instantly recognizable works infused with a vividly colorful sense of fantasy and theatricality. Drawing on his background as a dressmaker, costume designer, and drag performer, Bidgood conjures the exotic world of his photographs from scratch, creating works with a heightened artificiality and high camp sensibility. In Bidgood’s photographs, naked or scantily clad young men, often covered in a glistening sheen of Vaseline, pose in lurid landscapes of the imagination while draped over beds or in fields of flowers and dressed as glittering matadors or pointy-eared fauns. Combining vibrant colors, dramatic lighting, and baroque sets, his photographs bring to life a feverish, dreamlike fantasy world one step removed from reality. He has become a major influence on figures such as David LaChapelle and Pierre et Gilles. Estate represented by CLAMP in New York City.
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Artist: James Bidgood
Apache, Unbuckling
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Apache, Unbuckling (Tommy Coombs), mid-1960s Signed, verso Vintage C-print 3.5 x 3.5 inches This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Kneeling, Sandcastles
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Kneeling, Sandcastles (Bobby Kendall and Jay Garvin), early-1960s Signed, verso Vintage C-print 3.5 x 3.5 inches This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Triple Exposure of Jack Frost with Orchid Filter
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Triple Exposure of Jack Frost with Orchid Filter early 1960s Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Painting Session
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Painting Session 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) $2,000 This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Slave Before the Emperor
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Slave Before the Emperor from “Pink Narcissus,” mid- to late 1960s/2022 Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edi...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Reaching, Sandcastles
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Reaching, Sandcastles (Bobby Kendall and Jay Garvin), early 1960s [050] Signed, verso Vintage C-print 3.5 x 3.5 inches This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

School of Fish, Water Colors
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
School of Fish, Water Colors (Jay Garvin), early 1960s Signed, verso Vintage C-print 3.5 x 3.5 inches This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Sandcastles
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Sandcastles (Bobby Kendall and Jay Garvin), early 1960s [049] Signed, verso Vintage C-print 3.5 x 3.5 inches This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Arabian Nights
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Arabian Nights 1960s/2022 Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, image (Edi...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Christmas Tree
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Christmas Tree c. 1966/2022 Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, image (E...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Curtain Billowing over Bobby Kendall
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Curtain Billowing over Bobby Kendall 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, image (Ed...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Underwater with The Young Physique
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Underwater with The Young Physique 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 20 x 16 inches, sheet 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) $2,000 This...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Bobby Lying in Bed
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Bobby Lying in Bed from “Pink Narcissus” (Bobby Kendall), late 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 15 x 15 inches,...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Street Scene
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Street Scene from “Pink Narcissus,” late 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 30 x 39 inches, image (Edition of 15)...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Forced to Knees Before Emperor
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Forced to Knees Before Emperor 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition ...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Winter Street Scene
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Winter Street Scene 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 15 x 12.75 inches, sheet 11.75 x 11.75 inches, image (Edition of 25) $1,750 This work ...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Groovy Humor/Pissicle (Charles Ludlam)
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Groovy Humor/Pissicle (Charles Ludlam) Late 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, im...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Underwater with Jellyfish
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Underwater with Jellyfish 1960s/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Op art
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Op art c. 1967/2022 Estate stamped and numbered on label, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) $3,250 15 x 15...
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1960s Op Art James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Pan from Behind
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Apache
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 19 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 29 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 39 x 30 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Cyclist Sprawled on Tiles in Front of Urinals
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Cyclist Sprawled on Tiles in Front of Urinals from “Pink Narcissus” (Trate Farell), mid- to late 1960s/2022 Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Blue Boy
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Pearl, Water Colors
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork ...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Bullfighter
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Untitled (Sandcastles Series #3)
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Untitled (Sandcastles Series #3) 1963 Signed, verso Vintage print 3.5 x 3.5 inches (8.9 x 8.9 cm), image $5,000 This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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Color

Jack Frost on Snowflake with Black Background
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Jack Frost on Snowflake with Black Background mid-1960s Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) 22 x 2...
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1960s James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Valentine
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Pan
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) Sold out. 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) $9,000 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 1...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Huck Finn
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 17 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 24 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 34 x 30 inches, image (Edition of 15) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Willow Tree
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 19 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 29 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 39 x 30 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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Cadet
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Hanging Off Bed
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Hanging Off Bed (Bobby Kendall), mid- to late 1960s/2022 Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $4,500 22 x 22 inches, image (Ed...
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1960s Contemporary James Bidgood Art

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C Print

Pink Flowers, Water Colors
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Signed, dated, and numbered, verso 15 x 15 inches, image (Edition of 25) 22 x 22 inches, image (Edition of 15) 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) This artwork ...
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1960s Other Art Style James Bidgood Art

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